Drug abuse always carries the risk of serious side effects, including overdose, and it is important to know the signs of overdose. An overdose—often abbreviated to an OD—happens when the body is overwhelmed by a toxic amount of a substance or combination of substances. It’s possible to overdose on many substances if they are abused, including alcohol, illicit drugs, and even prescription medications.
This guide explores the following issues:
- How to know if you’re overdosing on drugs or alcohol.
- Identifying the signs of an overdose on drugs or alcohol.
- How to get treatment for drug or alcohol overdose symptoms.